June 2 – 4
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The City University of New York
New York City, NY


The Left Forum is the largest conference in the US that in a major way spans, or bridges, the common activist/academic/intellectual divide. The call for this year’s Left Forum has gone out. If you Google “Left Forum” or go to www.leftforum.org, you will see information concerning the upcoming conference. The basics for this year are that it will be June 2 – 4, at John Jay College (CUNY) in NYC.

Every year URPE members participate in the Left Forum. We organize an URPE @ Left Forum set of URPE sponsored and co-sponsored panels, and in addition URPE members participate in other panels. Provided there are enough participants (which there have always been in past years),  people presenting in the URPE @ Left Forum panels (like all organized groups) receive a large registration discount. There is a discount for anyone registering individually early by April 7 to $65 for the 3 days (the onsite registration price is not yet published but is significantly more). Participants registering though us for the URPE @ Left Forum panels there, again by April 7, pay only $35. (Note any student with an ID can register for $20, and any member of the John Jay community for $15.)

Those who think they might go should start to talk now about forming a panel to others with similar interests who might go and present.

We have two different (simple!) online submission forms. For those of you that have a group of 3 or more that want to present a session, use the session submission form. For those of you that have an individual presentation to present, use the individual presentation submission form, and we will work to match your presentation with other related individually submitted presentations. NOTE: if you submit on-line to URPE @ Left Forum, you do not need submit to the Left Forum directly as well – we make panels out of presentation submissions to us (if at all possible), and then we submit all those panels, along all submissions to us of whole panels, as a group to the Left Forum.

Please click here for proposed individual presentation

Please click here for a proposed complete sessions proposal

As every year, members from the URPE Steering Committee are happy to work with anyone building a panel, to discuss any ideas or answer any questions about the conference. This year please contact Al Campbell (al@economics.utah.edu) or Paul Cooney (pcooney@ufpa.br).

In solidarity, the URPE Steering Committee